WRI's Greening Governance Seminar Series bridges the divide between the governance and environmental communities to identify solutions that benefit people and the planet.
Why do some environmental policies succeed in one country but fail in another?
What will it take to transform the Paris Agreement’s ambitious commitments into actionable policies?
How can decision-makers engage a range of stakeholders, from average citizens to Fortune 500 companies, to build support for policies that protect natural resources and the communities that depend on them?
How can governments sustain this environmental action across election cycles?
Many of the answers to these questions are, at heart, issues of governance.
Increasing public participation in environmental decision-making can deepen civil society’s commitment to climate change mitigation and yield more equitable, effective policies. Enhancing government transparency equips communities with the information that they need to engage in these policy-making processes. Strengthening accountability frameworks helps ensure that governments make progress on their Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets. In short, good governance can improve climate and environmental outcomes.
Yet the governance and climate communities continue to work in silos, conducting research and implementing programs that remain largely divorced from one another.
WRI’s Greening Governance Seminar Series seeks to bridge this divide by bringing together leading experts from both fields to discuss the intersection of their work, the most pressing environmental governance issues at hand, and solutions that benefit people and the planet.